We tested both of the firms initial soundequipped locomotives and found them to be greatsounding, topquality models. Being a first attempt at dcc, i chose the cheapest soundtraxx dsd100lc decoder purchased from model railrord craftsman, blacktown sydney, nsw, aust that would fit. Nov 24, 2009 have a proto 2000 gp9 with no decoder socket. Proto 2000 ho gp9 locomotive phase iii limited edition. Likewise experienced this on several units now, and this is a known problem with older proto 2000 units. The papers with the decoder are very simple, detailed manuals are available on the soundtraxx web site. Walthersproto 920 walthersproto locomotives and rolling stock are the pinnacle of the walthers line and offer a combination of accuracy, roadspecific detail, innovative features, and superb operation that is unmatched in the hobby. I picked up a lifelike proto 2000 phase iii locomotive, and there are obvious parts missing. The locomotive i use in this video is a walthers proto 2000 rs27.
I hope to install my first decoder with sound and new lights on my older proto 2000 great northern sd9. The proto 2000 bl2 is an ho scale model of the emd bl2 introduced by lifelike trains in 1989, the first in their series of higherquality proto 2000 products. Not had any problems with cracked gears on my sd60s or sd9 only on my 4 axle gp30s,gp18 and gp9 s. How to install dcc and leds into a proto 2000 locomotive part 1. Here is a link to what they did wiring for dcc decoder installation into a proto 2000 ho gp 9 though it appears as though they had the version with the adapter nmra 8 pin plug builtin. Lifelike proto 2000 ho e6a and gp9 diesels include dcc and. Does anyone have an owners manual they can copy for me. Proto 2000 gp9 phase iii owners manual railroad line. Life like ho scale 1004 texas f40ph diesel locomotive. Lifelike information and diagrams literature page 46. Installing a tsunami diesel digital sound decoder in a proto 2000 fb1.
Problems encountered in installing a dcc decoder in a proto 2000 gp60 or gp38. Subcategories for lifelikeproto model train locomotives. Im finally taking the dive into dcc with a sprog oneraspberry pi 3jmri set up. I have a 10 year old proto 2000 gp9, nonsound loco in which i long ago installed an nce p2ksr decoder. Walthersproto replacement geared driver assembly diesel wheelset pkg2 for early proto 2000r bl, fa, gp7918203060. Find great deals on ebay for proto 2000 gp7 and proto 2000 gp9. The plastic box at the back of the unit is where the capacitors are located. Find your scale, manufacturer, and loco below to see digitrax recommended decoders. Good evening, im hoping for some suggestions on a problem im having with a recently acquired proto 2000 gp9 ii. Jun 14, 2015 repairing a couple of common faults found on older proto 2000 diesels. Model railroader is the worlds largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts.
I won the unit on ebay a few days ago and it appeared to be new in box. The lifelike proto 2000 gp9 model used is an early version model, designed before sound decoders became popular. Discussion in ho diesel locomotives general started by meteor910, apr 18, 2011. And, yes, it gives out a nice series of cathunks when it runs. Since tony of tonys train exchange just sent me an email saying a few weeks before the decoder arrives, i would be guessing on what would work. Our locomotives feature optional dcc decoders and sound as well as our renowned walthersproto drive with its. All new proto 2000 products appear on the walthers proto 2000 pages. Lifelike proto2000 ho gp9 radio control and battery. I went on the internet, and also checked with as well, but ho seeker only has phase i and phase ii literature. Several years ago proto 2000 made a bunch of 4 axle locomotives that used trucks that were a copy of. Wiring for dcc decoder install into a proto 2000 ho e7.
One of them started running erratically and acted like it was going over a stray piece of ballast every inch or so. Walthers proto 2000 diesel emd gp9 phase iii powered w. Wiring for dcc decoder installation into a proto 2000 ho gp9. How to fix proto 2000 axles the dreaded p2k split axle. Soundtraxx tsunami2 tsu1100 decoder installation into ho. Lifelike proto2000 ho gp9 radio control and battery power.
Mar, 2014 proto 2000 gp9 shorting problem posted by richhotrain on thursday, march, 2014 2. Repairing a couple of common faults found on older proto 2000 diesels. Lifelike proto 2000 gp9 decoder nce d14sr installation cn. P2ksr decoder for the lifelike proto 2000 gp7930 and sd60. I usually ship usps priority mail, but reserve the right to ship ups. I am also selling a gp9 ii with road number 1719 in another auction. Although the quick start descriptions of dcc operation will allow you to begin operating your. Narrow hood loco models with heavy metal castings are difficult candidates for battery power and radio control. Soundtraxx tsunami2 tsu1100 decoder installation into ho proto 2000 gp9 doubletap on any image in ios pdf files to enlarge image page 2 of 20 greater capacitance current keeper if you have the space, but the small size of the included capacitor allows installation into cramped quarters. First purchase an athearn axle gear replacement set. Dec 19, 2011 how to fix proto 2000 axles the dreaded p2k split axle epidemic. This is a proto 2000 nickel plate gp30, nkp 900, which i changed to frisco lettering, and added a few details.
In 2005 the parent company, lifoam industries, llc, chose to concentrate on their core products and sold their model railroad operations to hobby distributor wm. I bought this new quite a few years and didnt even open it and just put it on a shelf. Quantum dcc reference manual 7142 15 december 2003 important notes about quantum dcc operation this is a complete reference manual for dcc features included in the qsi quantum system. I finally get around to repairing the two proto 2000 blue box locomotives i had since march 2017. This is a description of the installation of dcc to the emd gp9 mk ii, southern pacific road number 5892 purchsed septmeber 200 from toms hobbies, west ryde sydney, nsw, aust. Their ultradetailed proto 2000 line of trains is carried by newport hobby house, which is truly a series for the discriminating collector and model railroad enthusiast. It has never been assembled which isnt much more than putting the. Ho scale proto 2000 model 23007 prr pennsylvania gp7 diesel. Life like proto 2000 e8 e9 body shell southern pacific sp 6052. The printed circuit board has printed on it to cut the xs for dcc. Remember, on proto 2000 locomotives the blue wire goes to the positive lead. Unfollow proto 2000 parts to stop getting updates on your ebay feed.
This installation note assumes you have read the sections on wiring specific locomotives, using minature lamps and sound. Nmra dcc reference manual for qsi quantum equipped locomotives. Shop online for 10 lifelikeproto model train locomotives. Life like proto 2000 gp20 high hood dp2x life like proto 2000 gp382 m4p3. The proto 2000 gp60, and the proto 2000 gp38 both have number board lights wired between the motor lead and one of the power leads. Not dcc friendly as for decoders i am looking for recommendations. Lifelike proto 2000 ho e6a and gp9 diesels include dcc and sound. Soundtraxx tsunami2 tsu1100 decoder installation into ho p2k gp9.
Lifelike proto 2000 e6 e7 e8 e9 worm gear and shafts. Life like proto 2000 e8 rebuild dcc and loksound duration. This causes the decoder to see a short circuit between pins 4 and 5 which usually results in a blown decoder. Tcnr wait for the nmra guage before powering up again, it sounds like the wheels are pushing againest the sideframes, or something like that, causes too much load on the motor and an over current condition. Electromotive division emd e6 and gp9 phase i diesel locomotives with factoryinstalled qsi quantum system digital command control dcc sound decoders have been added to lifelikes ho scale proto 2000 line. As walthers now owns the proto 2000 brand this page will eventually go away. Upgrading proto 2000 4 axle geeps with stewart trucks november. Wiring for dcc decoder installation into a proto 2000 ho. Nmra dcc reference manual for qsi quantum equipped. Railroad line forums proto 2000 gp9 phase iii owners manual. Dcc decoder, sound and lights for an older proto 2000 sd9. Central hobbies stocks some lifelike proto 2000 canadian road names and some us road names. I thought that i had read someplace about soldering to the board but a search doesnt find it.
Not had any problems with cracked gears on my sd60s or sd9 only on my 4 axle gp30s,gp18 and gp9s. Click here for the manual from nce information station. How to install dcc and leds into a proto 2000 locomotive. Here is a link to what they did wiring for dcc decoder installation into a proto 2000 ho gp9 though it appears as though they had the version with the adapter nmra 8 pin plug builtin. Based on phase i units used in all types of freight service from.
Likewise experienced this on several units now, and this is a known problem with older proto2000 units. The easiest installation possible, just plug it in. I have quite a few p2k proto 2000 fouraxle engines on my layout. Read all documentation that comes with the locomotive and the decoder. How to fix proto 2000 axles the dreaded p2k split axle epidemic. In 1960 the company purchased the assets of the defunct varney scale models and began manufacturing model trains and accessories under the name lifelike in 1970.
Dec 21, 2011 proto 2000 has been for some time now a part of walthers and they stopped warrentying the gears long ago but they are cheap 610 bucks. Lifelike was a manufacturer of model trains and accessories. Engine diagramspart numbers, bl2 proto 2000 1 bl2 proto 2000 2 bl2 proto 2000 3 bl2 proto 2000 4 bl2 proto 2000 5 bl2 proto 2000 6, gp7 ii. Proto 2000 cracked gears repair and tuneup youtube. Last week, while trying to track down a short on my layout, i could hear the track beneath this loco buzzing so i removed the loco from the layout. I have several proto 2000 units and have had problems and still have problems with cracked gears. Apologies for poor sound quality, caused by ipad microphone. This ho sized decoder designed for the lifelike proto 2000 gp7930 and sd60 locomotives in ho scale. Feb 08, 2011 the locomotive i use in this video is a walthers proto 2000 rs27. Proto 2000 gp9 teardown in search of a squeek duration. Remember, on proto 2000 locomotives the blue wire goes to the positive lead, and the white wire is the negative. With milling of the frame, dxi has been able to utilize a asmb2 nc, ka4 keep alive and univsh4c. Proto 2000 ho scale model railroad locomotives for sale ebay.
Ho scale proto 2000 model 23007 prr pennsylvania gp7. Since tony of tonys train exchange just sent me an email saying a few weeks before the decoder arrives, i would be guessing. The released made a big impact on the hobby of model railroading, as it was the first. Wiring for dcc decoder install into a proto 2000 ho e7 or.696 980 428 443 672 575 928 981 1162 1038 535 366 975 570 765 183 1528 562 181 637 994 709 826 423 928 709 493 1024 1230 758 1459 306 713 1293 346 1337 642 265